Juva Skin and Laser Center

Center Information

Valerija Misev
Director of Clinical Research
Juva Skin and Laser Center
60 East 56th Str.
Flr. 2
New York, NY 10022
212-421-9502 (fax)
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Juva Skin and Laser Center

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Therapeutic Areas

Healthy Volunteers
Plastic Surgery

Center Overview

The Juva Skin and Laser Center has been conducting clinical research trials under the direction of Dr. Bruce Katz for over 20 years. Since inception, Dr Katz has conducted studies in various therapeutic areas of dermatology such as medical and cosmetic dermatology as well as surgical cosmetic procedures.

The Juva Foundation Research Center has built a reputation of being one the most sought out research centers by Sponsors and CRO's due to its levels of professionalism, outstanding customer service, detail orientation, efficiency and dedication.

Dr. Katz is proud to have contributed to the FDA approval of many new and exciting medications and technologies used around the world today and continues to work closely with the FDA for approval of new treatments and devices. The Juva Foundation Research Center has been audited by the FDA with exemplary results.

Supporting Dr. Katz stands a team of driven and skilled professionals. Our team members are focused on delivering dynamic patient care and providing a pleasant experience with almost no wait times.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 100+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 100+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 62
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 60
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 95%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 95%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified PIs: 3

ACRP Certifications

Clinical Research Experience

The Juva Foundation Research Center has over 20 years of experience in conducting safety and efficacy trials ranging from Phase I to Phase IV involving pharmaceuticals, cosmeceutical products and medical devices. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional and successful results from start to finish through regulatory processes, recruitment capabilities with success in meeting enrollment goals/deadlines and our methodological yet creative approach to challenges.

Since inception Dr. Katz has completed clinical trials in all areas of dermatology including, but not limited to:

  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Pruritis
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Surgical Scarring
  • Fat Lipolysis
  • Cellulite
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Acne Scarring
  • Fillers
  • Aesthetic Treatments using Lasers, Light Therapy and Radiofrequency
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Hair Removal
  • Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Hair loss

Facility Description

JUVA Foundation Research Center is conveniently located on 56th street between Madison and Park Avenues in New York City with access to all major transportation such as mass transit, major airports and highways.

In addition to the Manhattan facility the Juva Skin & Laser Center operates a dermatology office in Woodside, Queens.

Our facility has state of the art equipment to deliver the most effective and reliable results. Our cutting edge photography systems possess the capabilities of analyzing facial structure using sophisticated algorithms to assess irregularities, subsequently recommending corrective treatments. The system is comprehensive, user friendly, integrative and is presented in 3D with side by side comparisons.

Our facility is AAAHC accredited, has locked cabinets, locked refrigerator and freezer for drug/sample storage.

Investigator Experience

Dr. Bruce Katz is Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, Director of the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital and Director of the Juva Skin & Laser Center in New York.

Dr. Katz, who has been named repeatedly by New York Magazine as one of the best doctors in New York, has been a frequent guest on national and international news shows including The Today Show, Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, The View, 20/20, Good Morning America, and CNN. Dr. Katz is a leading innovator of advanced laser technology, the internationally recognized SmartLipo and "Madonna Lift" and Cellulaze as well as other skin rejuvenation techniques. Dr. Katz was the only dermatologist in the country to be involved in the FDA trials for the revolutionary new SculpSure treatment for non-invasive fat removal and the first doctor in New York to perform this procedure. Carried out at the Juva Foundation Research Center, this facility conducts national clinical studies on new technologies and products coming into the U.S. It is also the only world training center for doctors to learn SmartLipo, Cellulaze and SculpSure procedures. Dr. Katz has published extensively in leading medical and scientific journals and lectures regularly at medical symposia in the United States and abroad.

An editorial board member of multiple prestigious medical journals, Dr. Katz holds leadership positions in many local, state, and national professional organizations. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery. He is Past President of the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York.

Dr. Katz is a regular contributer to RealSelf.

Staff Expertise

Elizabeth Elliott, P.A.

Elizabeth is a nationally certified Physician Assistant with over 18 years of medical experience in both home-based, inpatient, and outpatient medicine. A U.S. Army veteran, Elizabeth obtained her bachelor's degree in Human Biology at SUNY Albany. She then obtained her master's degree in Physician Assistant studies from Stony Brook University. In addition to dermatology, Elizabeth has experience in emergency medicine and has practiced internal medicine and medical oncology. She is a current member in good standing of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.

New York City:

Dr. Bruce Katz, Medical Director, F.A.A.D.
Elizabeth Elliott, P.A., Michael Ferranti, P.A.,
Marianne Woody, FNP-BC, and April Cannon. N.P

Woodside, Queens:

Johanna Petrycki, PA-C

Patient Demographics

The Juva Foundation Research Center uses various sources for patient recruitment. Our extensive patient database is the main source from which we enroll patients into studies. In an effort to exceed enrollment goals we have access to Social Media and various sources of local advertisements.

Even when presented with challenges in recruitment the Juva Foundation Research Center surpasses expectations by meeting protocol specific requirements per FDA guidelines, including but not limited to, having one third of the patient population being Fitzpatrick Skin Type IV-VI.

Other Information

Valerija Misev
Clinical Research Coordinator

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